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appeal    : [əp'il]
Appeal \Ap*peal"\, v. t.
1. (Law) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior
to a superior judge or court for the purpose of
re["e]xamination of for decision. --Tomlins.
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I appeal unto C[ae]sar. --Acts xxv.
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2. To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to
corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.;
as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is
alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest
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I appeal to the Scriptures in the original.
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They appealed to the sword. --Macaulay.
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Appeal \Ap*peal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appealed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Appealing}.] [OE. appelen, apelen, to appeal, accuse, OF.
appeler, fr. L. appellare to approach, address, invoke,
summon, call, name; akin to appellere to drive to; ad
pellere to drive. See {Pulse}, and cf. {Peal}.]
1. (Law)
(a) To make application for the removal of (a cause) from
an inferior to a superior judge or court for a
rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or
illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was
appealed from an inferior court.
(b) To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a
private criminal prosecution against for some heinous
crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
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2. To summon; to challenge. [Archaic]
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Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists.
--Sir W.
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3. To invoke. [Obs.] --Milton.
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Appeal \Ap*peal"\, n. [OE. appel, apel, OF. apel, F. appel, fr.
appeler. See {Appeal}, v. t.]
1. (Law)
(a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from
an inferior to a superior judge or court for
re["e]xamination or review.
(b) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is
(c) The right of appeal.
(d) An accusation; a process which formerly might be
instituted by one private person against another for
some heinous crime demanding punishment for the
particular injury suffered, rather than for the
offense against the public.
(e) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his
accomplices, which accomplice was then called an
approver. See {Approvement}. --Tomlins. --Bouvier.
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2. A summons to answer to a charge. --Dryden.
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3. A call upon a person or an authority for proof or
decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness;
a call for help or a favor; entreaty.
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A kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of
wonders. --Bacon.
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4. Resort to physical means; recourse.
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Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation
makes an appeal to arms. --Kent.
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n 1: earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the
fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public
to keep calm" [synonym: {entreaty}, {prayer}, {appeal}]
2: attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his
smile was part of his appeal to her" [synonym: {appeal},
{appealingness}, {charm}]
3: (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a
higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower
court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment
or the granting of a new trial; "their appeal was denied in
the superior court"
4: request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for
starving children" [synonym: {solicitation}, {appeal},
{collection}, {ingathering}]
v 1: take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was
found guilty but appealed immediately"
2: request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or
protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in
times of trouble" [synonym: {appeal}, {invoke}]
3: be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me";
"The beautiful garden attracted many people" [synonym: {attract},
{appeal}] [ant: {repel}, {repulse}]
4: challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"
5: cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that
would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She
invoked an ancient law" [synonym: {invoke}, {appeal}]

176 Moby Thesaurus words for "appeal":
Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster,
acceptability, adjuration, adjure, adorability, agacerie,
agreeability, aid prayer, allure, allurement, amiability,
appeal motion, appeal to, appealingness, application,
application for retrial, apply, asking, attract, attraction,
attractiveness, be attractive, beadroll, beads, beckon, beg,
beguile, beguilement, beguiling, beseech, beseechment, bewitchery,
bewitchment, bid, bidding prayer, blandishment, brace, breviary,
cajolery, call, call for help, call on, call upon, captivation,
certiorari, chaplet, charisma, charm, charmingness, clamor,
clamor for, collect, come-hither, communion, conjure,
contemplation, crave, cry, cry for, cry on, cry to, delightfulness,
desirability, devotions, draw, drawing power, enchantment, engage,
enravishment, enthrallment, enticement, entrancement, entrapment,
entreat, entreaty, excite, exquisiteness, fascinate, fascination,
fetch, flirtation, forbidden fruit, glamour, grace, impetrate,
impetration, imploration, implore, imploring, importune, imprecate,
imprecation, inducement, intercession, interest, intrigue,
inveiglement, invitation, invite, invitingness, invocation,
invocatory plea, invoke, kneel to, likability, litany, lovability,
loveliness, lovesomeness, lure, luxury, magnetism, meditation,
obsecration, obtest, obtestation, orison, petition, plea, plead,
plead for, pleasantness, please, pray, prayer, prayer wheel,
provocativeness, pull, request, requesting, rogation, rosary,
run to, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, sensuousness,
sex appeal, silent prayer, snaring, solicit, solicitation, sue,
sue for, suit, summon, supplicate, supplication, sweetness,
tantalization, tantalize, tantalizingness, tease, tempt,
temptation, temptingness, thanks, thanksgiving, tickle, titillate,
unobjectionableness, voluptuousness, whet the appetite,
winning ways, winningness, winsomeness, witchcraft, witchery,
wooing, writ of certiorari, writ of error

a reference of any case from an inferior to a superior court.
Moses established in the wilderness a series of judicatories
such that appeals could be made from a lower to a higher (Ex.

Under the Roman law the most remarkable case of appeal is that
of Paul from the tribunal of Festus at Caesarea to that of the
emperor at Rome (Acts 25:11, 12, 21, 25). Paul availed himself
of the privilege of a Roman citizen in this matter.

APPEAL, English crim. law. The accusation of a person, in a legal form, for
a crime committed by him; or, it is the lawful declaration of another man's
crime, before a competent judge, by one who sets his name to the
declaration, and undertakes to prove it, upon the penalty which may ensue
thereon. Vide Co. Litt. 123 b, 287 b; 6 Burr. R. 2643, 2793; 2 W. Bl. R.
713; 1 B. & A. 405. Appeals of murder, as well as of treason, felony, or
other offences, together with wager of battle, are abolished by stat. 59
Geo. M. c. 46.

APPEAL, practice. The act by which a party submits to the decision of a
superior court, a cause which has been tried in an inferior tribunal. 1 S. &
R. 78 Bin. 219; 3 Bin. 48.
2. The appeal generally annuls the judgment of the inferior court, so
far that no action can be taken upon it until after the final decision of
the cause. Its object is to review the whole case, and to secure a just
judgment upon the merits.
3. An appeal differs from proceedings in error, under which the errors
committed in the proceedings are examined, and if any have been committed
the first judgment is reversed; because in the appeal the whole case is
examined and tried as if it had not been tried before. Vide Dane's Ab. h.t.;
Serg. Const. Law Index, h.t. and article Courts of the United States.

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